Walking in a Winter Wonderland January 3, 2011
Snowflakes fall, are you listening?
In the lane, snow is glistening.
A beautiful sight, I’m happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland.
In the meadow I can build a snow fox,
And a little rabbit to the right.
They’ll say “Are you tired?”, I say “No way!
But how about you go home for the night?”
When it snows, ain’t it thrilling,
Though my nose gets a chilling.
I’ll frolic and play the dorkettes’ way
Walking in a winter wonderland.
Walking in a winter wonderland.
Walking in a winter wonderland!
Round and round and round it goes September 1, 2010
I have a strange fascination for funfairs and theme parks in SL. They radiate a special kind of magic, reminding me of the excitement we felt as children when our parents took us out for a day of fun rides (and queues). I am definitely more adventurous in SL than in RL, where I am too scared to ride most huge rollercoasters or other wild rides. Another advantage of living some things through your avatar in a virtual world!
My favourite rides at a funfair are the carousels, be it chairoplanes or the old-fashioned ones with horses and carriages. Which mode of carousel-transportation do you go for when you have the choice? Do you prefer to ride in Mary Poppins style on horses or swans or drive in carriages. busses or fire-engines? I chose the horse this time, but my real favourite always was the little sphere that you could spin around manually, giving you a dizzying carousel ride!
Teleport to the funfair at Zombiepopcorn or Bust here.
Nature comes in many forms March 5, 2010
After I got stuck in the Building Blocks Hunt several times I changed my mind and decided to hunt for prim daffodils in the “Nature’s Hunt“. I was very pleased as they were quite easy to find and brought me to some beautiful places that I would like to share with you.
I met three adorable giant cuddle pandas at Loka Design (SLURL), each with poses to accommodate several people. We already have a giant bunny in our garden but I might go back some time and get one of the pandas because they are so much fun.
Look at Mr Grumpy, he made me laugh – although in fairness, I would be grumpy too if somebody sat on my head.
“Petals on the Wind” (SLURL) is selling this garden shed, which would have fitted well into the last post about cute prefabs, and a number of beautiful windy flower fields.
I was very impressed by the Nordmaar sim and the “TRIDENT” main store (SLURL). Everything on this sim is available for sale, from houses to medieval furniture pieces, and the atmosphere is fantastic and very realistic. Lots of great photo opportunities and endless fun with Windlight.
The last place is called “Fire Beach” (SLURL) and it is one of these sims where you start exploring all the hidden corners and suddenly an hour is gone. There are little fairy houses on which you can sit and bug the fairies (but watch out for snakes), a crystal cave, a large cliff from which you can dive into the sea, a beach, a vulcano, and that is just what I discovered in the short time I was there. If you are bored, go and visit and take a friend.
Now, should I give the Building Blocks Hunt another go or start with the Steampunk Hunt? Hmmm…
Credits for the White Tiger avatar and outfit can be found here.
Tainted Love February 20, 2010
After finishing the Red Packet Hunt I still was in the hunting spirit and so Fi and I went off to do the “Tainted Love Hunt” organised by Yellow Jester. The theme is the dark side of love and the list of participating creators made us squeal. I am going to try and put together a post with some of the prizes – but as usual we also came across some amazing places, which I would like to show you here.
Putrid Gloom is the talented creator (= evil genius) behind the store “Show me on the Doll” and the Gloomyville sims. The atmosphere there is very dark and creepy and the details and textures are amazing. You can easily spend ages exploring the spooky buildings and the very unique and similarly dark shops.
I was delighted to see this dinner table inside Putrid’s store, as it had been my favourite thing at the last zombiefest. Isn’t the table decoration lovely? Vegetarians might go home hungry though. Sitting on a chair will do funny things to your avatar, just give it a go!
I also loved the “Fallen Providence” sim. The landing point looks like a space station with strange glowing plants and features six tunnels with stargates.
Each tunnel will bring you to a different store with its own theme. I loved stepping into the gate, not knowing what would expect me on the other side, and arriving in a new and totally different world.
The peaceful scenery complete with tentacles, cubic trees and a heron at “Panda Express” made me laugh out loud. As I said, totally unexpected!
I <3 Thibedeau February 16, 2010
If you ever miss the randomness and quirkiness of Burning Life, teleport to Thibedeau. The “Red Packet Hunt” brought me there and I didn’t know where to look first after I found the red envelope and stepped outside. A purple robot in front of a giant lego brick house! A Pratchett-like turtle with a shop on its back and in the background the scariest moon I have ever seen.
An icecream monster house, a frog with a crown, aliens invading the street…I LOVE it and I definitely will come back for more exploring.
Doing a hunt comes with an element of surprise after each teleport, as the sceneries change so quickly. “Whippet and Bucket” is located in a lovely landscape with an idyllic pond and a lot of animals. I wandered around for a while and felt very relaxed in the end.
Going back to the Burning Life theme, “tomoto“‘s decoration reminds me of modern art installations I have seen both in SL and RL – only that the RL ones did not float as beautifully!
I stopped at this point because the last shop I visited did not participate and I did not know where to get the next landmark from. However, Anya Ohmai has now posted a cheat sheet in case get stuck somewhere during the “Red Packet” hunt: http://blog.ohmai.net/?p=87. Good luck!
Red Packets and Pink Piggies February 15, 2010
After seeing some of the prizes for the “Red Packet Hunt” (here and here and especially these red leggings here) I got into the hunting spirit and teleported to the starting location, Anya Ohmai’s store. I had seen some of her cute piggy drawings on Plurk before but this was the first time that I encountered all of them together in their natural habitat, in the Ohmai Village.
It took me ages to find the first Red Packet because I couldn’t focus on the hunt – everytime I cammed somewhere, there was another adorable little piggy doing something new! Anya has drawn them with so much attention to detail, humour and love. It is a truly happy place, not only for piggies! 🙂
A few teleports later I arrived at “hair OH” and saw a few danger signs guarding the entry to the basement, which was totally flooded. When I tried to jump over the gap I slipped and fell into the water. I surely didn’t expect to see this lovely underwater garden! What a pleasant surprise.
Unfortunately SL didn’t let me log back in to continue the hunt and explore more new places, so I will have to continue another time. In the meantime, please visit the piggies and a Happy Chinese New Year to all of you!